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Digital printing could make Heinz Aesop's Alphabetti possible.
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Technology advances at interpack

From new applications of digital printing to a robotic cartoner that needs no human involvement for EOAT change, technology breakthroughs were in no short supply at interpack 2014.
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Live from interpack: PMMI talks robotics and retail-ready innovation
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Live from interpack: PMMI talks robotics and retail-ready innovation

Online platform helps attendees locate more than 100 PMMI members showcasing processing and packaging innovation at the May 8-14 event in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Visionscan will help Pfizer, one of the world's leading biopharmaceutical companies, reduce inspection costs and drive up accuracy levels as compared to traditional test methods.
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Pfizer selects Visionscan as its global packaging inspection standard for blister packs

Nondestructive inspection devices trial successfully across multiple product materials, and from production sites worldwide.
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Multivac: Chamber belt machine

NEW AT INTERPACK! The B 210 Chamber Belt Machine is available in a wide variety of versions and configurations.
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Efficient, energy saving blow molder outputs up to 700 kg per hour

Jinming, a Chinese provider of blown film lines, cast film lines and blow molding machines presents their efficient, energy saving innovation.
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Fully electric blow molding machine delivers up to 40 percent energy savings

Extrusion-blow molding machine manufacturer Luxber introduces their fully electric machine that is environmentally friendly, delivering up to 40% energy savings.
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In this photo, an engineer works on complex machinery. Manufacturing’s resurgence creates demand for skilled technicians
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Manufacturing’s resurgence creates demand for skilled technicians

Needs include workers who can operate today’s high-tech equipment for plastics production, robotics, and automation.
 MULTIPLE ROBOTS. Photo shows how robots one, two, and three automatically move lidded plates to the retort crates.
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Automation at Nestle brings back baby food line

A range of shelf-stable, microwavable, ready meals for babies and toddlers showed promise a few years ago. But packaging operations had to be optimized to make it viable.
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QComp Technologies: Robotic glass handling conveyors

Conveyors’ modular design delivers precise handling with flexibility to fit any glass handling requirements.
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Yaskawa Motoman: Robot for packaging, cartoning, and kitting

Yaskawa Motoman introduces the new delta-style, low-profile Motoman® MPP3S “short” robot.
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Dynamic Conveyor: Vertical incline conveyor

Dynamic Conveyor’s DynaCon 90 degree Incline Conveyor for parts conveying saves floor space, can be custom designed to a company’s desired height, and includes widths ranging from 4- to 60-in.
PMMI's new study, “Trends in Robotics Market Assessment 2014.”
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Dynamic changes in robotic packaging applications

Today, 75% of end users use robotics along their manufacturing lines, and the capabilities for food and pharmaceutical processing are game-changers.
Shown here is the carton format marketed by Henkel.
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Hair care line features remarkable robotics

Just two years after the reorientation of Henkel’s Viersen-Dülken site for specialization in hair coloring products, this German factory is operating one of the most modern production lines in the world.
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New interface tool tightly integrates robots and packaging machines

Generally speaking, when a robot made by a robotic OEM is integrated into a piece of packaging machinery like a case packer or cartoner, the robot comes with its own controller while the packaging machinery components are controlled by a PLC. The two controllers must interface for the total system to function.
Pfizer Global Supply to conduct trial of thermal imaging system that offers 100% inline inspection without touching the package, offering a technology development for nondestructive packaging seal inspection.
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Pfizer Global Supply to conduct trial of thermal imaging system

Thermal imaging system offers 100% inline inspection without touching the package, offering a technology development for nondestructive packaging seal inspection.
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Yaskawa Motoman: Six-axis robot

The new MH12 six-axis robot provides superior performance in assembly, dispensing, material handling, machine tending and packaging applications.
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QUALITY ASSURANCE. A Signature Touch metal detector from Mettler-Toledo Safeline helps ensure the quality of Gematria’s nutritional supplements and antioxidant formulas.
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Metal detector ensures top quality for Gematria’s nutritional supplements

Machine virtually eliminates potential contamination from getting into any of the company’s bottles, before they’re shipped out the door.
FRONT VIEW. The front of the AFTCATS robotic bottling system shows the main touchscreen display, with the pick-and-place loading robot shown in the window.
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Cancer diagnostics firm automates bottle filling, capping, labeling

Dako’s compact robotic bottling system frees up vital production floor space, increases speed, and reduces labor costs, filling different bottle shapes and sizes with no mechanical setup between production runs.

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